Learning Outcomes

Goal 1

Students will learn the fundamental principles governing the chemical world, while developing problem-solving skills.

Objective 1

Students will understand the general principles of chemistry. They will compare, contrast and predict physical and chemical properties based on atomic and molecular structure.

Objective 2

Students will demonstrate the ability to solve quantitative problems.

Objective 3

Students will demonstrate a knowledge of common reactions and reaction mechanisms of the elements and compounds. Students will apply these principles to the chemistry of living systems.

Objective 4

Students will demonstrate experience in the theory and interpretation of modern analytical methods.

Goal 2

Students will gain experience in a variety of laboratory techniques to safely conduct chemical experiments and procedures.

Objective 1

Students will be able to independently perform accurate quantitative measurements, interpret experimental results, perform calculations on these results and draw a reasonable, accurate conclusion.

Objective 2

Students will synthesize, isolate, purify and characterize a series of compounds using modern methods.

Objective 3

Students will demonstrate knowledge of proper use of modern instrumental techniques.

Objective 4

Students will be able to design an experimental procedure.

Objective 5

Students will observe safe practices in the laboratory and will know how to respond in an emergency. Students will learn to gather hazardous materials information and will recognize and respond properly to potential hazards of handling chemicals and chemical waste.

Goal 3

Students will develop and utilize effective computer, written and oral communication skills in a scientific setting.

Objective 1

Students will communicate critical analysis of scientific information through written reports and laboratory notebooks.

Objective 2

Students will effectively communicate scientific information through oral presentations.

Objective 3

Students will use computer technology to gather, process, analyze, and present chemical data.

Objective 4

Students will use chemical literature and computer resources to gather research information.

Goal 4

Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of chemistry as a central science.

Objective 1

Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge of all the sub-disciplines of chemistry.

Objective 2

Students will be able to apply their chemical knowledge to solve interdisciplinary problems in other areas of science.

Objective 3

Students will recognize the role of chemistry in real-world issues.

Goal 5

Chemistry major graduates will be prepared to pursue a career in chemistry or a chemistry-related field.

Objective 1

Chemistry majors will benefit from faculty mentoring and quarterly advising.

Objective 2

Students will demonstrate the ability to function as practicing chemists, through activities such as Senior Project or Co-op. Students will work successfully both independently and as part of a team.

Objective 3

Students will explore career opportunities and participate in career and graduate school planning, through organizations and activities such as the SAACS Chemistry Club, alumni panels, and Professor for a Day.

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